North Carolina-based alt. country band Possum Jenkins is planning on recording their fourth studio album of original music.
We're Possum Jenkins and we love to play music together. Not the kind of music that people dance to in clubs with flashing lights and smoke machines. Not the kind of music you hear on MTV (do they have music on MTV?), CMT or commercial radio. Not that kind of music that typically requires Auto-Tune, synthesizers, guest MCs spitting rhymes or DJs scratching records.
Since early 2004, Possum Jenkins has been playing straight-from-the-heart Americana that draws deeply from the country, blues, rock, punk, folk and soul sounds we love. We don't play that music because it's popular, or profitable. We don't play it because of our passion for wearing Western shirts (and we REALLY like Western shirts). We play it because it speaks to us and makes us feel good. Hopefully it does the same for you.
Possum Jenkins is on the verge of recording our fourth studio album, but in order to do that, we're going to need a little help from our friends. From letting us crash on your floors to hauling your friends out to shows, you've all helped us since day one, but this time we're going to be a little more explicit in our asking.
During the next month and a half, we're asking you to reach between your couch cushions, cash in those savings bonds that your aunt gave you or possibly even work a couple extra hours so that you can give us a little of your hard earned money. Possum Jenkins is going to take that money that you so generously parted with and turn it into a brand new studio album.
The most rewarding thing that's happened to us during our tenure as a band has been knowing that Possum Jenkins songs have been a part of your lives. We want the chance to continue providing the soundtrack to your drive to work, your Saturday afternoon grilling with friends, your ride down the Blue Ridge Parkway or wherever you enjoy listening to music.
$5,500 is a lot of money to ask of folks considering the state of the economy. And let's be honest--there are lots of ways you could spend your paycheck that don't involve funding Americana records. We're asking you to spend it on us so that we can, in turn, record a new batch of songs that will hopefully find places in your lives. Help us make this a reality and we promise to put our heart and soul into the music that we love to make.
Nate, Jared, Davo, BB and Brewer
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